Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tune it up So you can Turn it On.

It makes sense.  If your vehicle is properly tuned before you hit the road your car is likely to hold up better.  So, whether you are still planning a late summer trip, or you are preparing for the changing seasons this may be a perfect time for a tune up.  We are mostly all guilty of waiting too long between a vehicle’s maintenance intervals.

Here are some signs that your car needs a tune up –

1.  Your engine is riding rough when it idles.
2.  What happened to my MPG…especially with these gas prices!
3.  The appearance of the dreaded check engine light.
4.  Your vehicle does not accelerate the way it did.

Why would you wait until a major disaster strikes and your car needs much more than a tune up?  If you live in the Raleigh area you can trust Jim Liacos and his staff to tune up your ride and keep you on the road this summer and well beyond.  Just call ahead for an appointment at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  That’s (919) 824-4566.

Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum

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"If you love motorcycle racing and Harley-Davidson bikes, check it out."

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Don’t stay in Suspense about Suspension.

That is definitely a confusing statement.  Your vehicle’s suspension system is largely ignored until a problem rears its ugly head.  Tons of metal bear down on your car year after year.  At some point the shocks will simply wear out.  If your suspension system is on the fritz it will make your vehicle hard to control.

What are the warning signs of a faulty suspension system?

1.  Your ride is rougher than those horse soldiers of the late 19th century.
2.  When you turn your steering wheel, there is a pulling sensation.
3.  Put on the brakes.  Does your car steer in one direction or the other?
4.  The shocks have simply warn out.

What do you do next?  If you live in the Raleigh NC area you trust the ultimate “shade tree” mechanic.  He is Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Service in Raleigh.  He and his shop have been around for decades, but Jim and his staff continue to learn and grow as vehicles change.  Call for an appointment at (919) 824-4566 or drive to the shop at 3711 Tarheel Drive.

Dave Matthews Band in Raleigh - July 20th

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"Dave Matthews Band will be performing live at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek."

Monday, July 2, 2018

Meet the Man Behind the Business.

So many times, we do business with a company and we really don’t know who owns and manages it.  You might think that Jim’s Auto Service in Raleigh just has somebody’s name on the building, but the original Jim is long gone.  That is NOT the case in this particular instance!

Jim, in this case, is Jim Liacos.  We know him around here as “the ultimate shade tree mechanic”, because he cut his teeth repairing all types of vehicles more than a half-century ago.  His story is chronicled on his website and it is worth a read.  You will find that Jim has been involved in a number of different things over the decades.

We are lucky that he ultimately decided to open Jim’s Auto Service located at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh many years ago.  Jim and his crew have pursued excellence in automotive repair and customer service.  Whenever you have a need for preventative maintenance or repair of a major mechanical problem trust Jim.  Call for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Raleigh July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

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"July 4th is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue, stock up on sparklers, and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you this Independence Day." 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Safety from Bottom to Top.

It sounds out of sequence, doesn’t it?  This time it applies to what keeps your car rolling down the road this summer and beyond…your tires.  Safety starts at the bottom.  Tires are often ignored because today’s technology has made them more reliable and long-lasting as they have ever been in automotive history.

You know when your vehicle’s oil should be changed and when (according to the owner’s manual) other fluids need to be changed.  Under normal circumstances your biggest concern should be your tires.  Here is a tip.  Change your tires every four years regardless of how much tread is left.  A blowout at the wrong time could be a disaster!

For all of your vehicle’s maintenance needs (including your tires) trust Raleigh’s ultimate “shade tree mechanic”.  He is Jim Liacos and the team from Jim’s Auto Service located at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.  Jim has been working on every type of vehicle for more than four decades.  Make an appointment today and have your tires checked by calling (919) 824-4566.